Racing News

Stronach 5 Carryover of $97,891 Friday, Jan. 22

LAUREL, MD – The Stronach 5 will have a carryover of $97,891.79 Jan. 22 after there were no winning tickets in Friday’s popular wager.
The Stronach 5, with an industry-low 12-percent takeout and featuring races from Laurel Park, Gulfstream Park, Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields, started with a bang Friday when Step by Step won the opening leg and the eighth race at Laurel and returned $54.

Four Tracks & Full Fields for Friday Stronach 5

All-Star Ticket $72
LAUREL, MD –Full, competitive fields and coast-to-coast racing in under an hour will be delivered by Friday’s Stronach 5.
The popular wager that continually shows a strong return on investment and an industry-low 12-percent takeout will feature races from Laurel Park, Gulfstream Park, Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields when it kicks off at 3:55 ET.

Hello Beautiful Opens 2021 Season in $100,000 What a Summer

Lynch Seeking Breakthrough Win with Wendell Fong in $100,000 Fire Plug
LAUREL, MD – With an eye on the future and a nod to her successful past, Madaket Stables, Albert Frassetto, Mark Parkinson, K-Mac Stables and Magic City Stables’ multiple stakes winner Hello Beautiful will open her 4-year-old season in Saturday’s $100,000 What a Summer at Laurel Park.

Alwaysmining Returns to Defend Title in $75,000 Jennings

Coconut Cake Making Stakes Debut in $75,000 Geisha
LAUREL, MD – Runnymoore Racing’s multiple stakes winner Alwaysmining, unraced since last summer, is set to launch his comeback Saturday in defense of his 2020 victory in the $75,000 Jennings at Laurel Park.

Ferrin Peterson Beginning New Chapter at Laurel Park

Veterinarian & Jockey Named to Ride Two Horses Jan. 15
LAUREL, MD – Starting Friday, the latest chapter in the intriguing story of practicing veterinarian and aspiring jockey Ferrin Peterson will be written at Laurel Park.
Peterson, 28, is named in two of nine races when live action returns to Laurel Jan. 15. The California native has the call on One More Nightcap for trainer Patrick McBurney in Race 5 and Spanish d’Oro, trained by Hamilton Smith, in Race 9.

Kenny Had a Notion Targets Stakes Triple in $100,000 Spectacular Bid

Four-Time Stakes Winner Street Lute Launches Season in $100,000 Xtra Heat
LAUREL, MD – Louis J. Ulman and H. Neil Glasser’s multiple stakes winner Kenny Had a Notion, beaten a neck in his most recent start, looks to snap a two-race losing streak when he takes on eight rivals in Saturday’s $100,000 Spectacular Bid at Laurel Park.


1/ST RACING stands firmly against the inexcusable actions of trainer Eric Guillot.  There is no place in the sport of Thoroughbred racing for racism in any form. Our company will not tolerate the use of hateful and divisive language or behavior.  
1/ST RACING agrees fully with the New York Racing Association’s move to ban Mr. Guillot from racing and will take the same action. Mr. Guillot is no longer welcomed at any 1/ST RACING track.”

Friday's Stronach 5 Returns $6,382

LAUREL, MD – There were 16 winning tickets in Friday’s popular Stronach 5, each returning $6,382.70.
The largest payoff in the five-race sequence featuring races from Laurel Park, Santa Anita Park and Gulfstream Park and an industry-low 12-percent takeout was $9.20.

Jockey Crispin Records Second Straight Four-Win Day Friday

Apprentice Leads All North American Jockeys with 12 Wins in 2021
LAUREL, MD – Five-pound apprentice Alexander Crispin, expected to be among the Eclipse Award finalists when they are announced later this month, registered his second consecutive four-win day Friday at Laurel Park.

G3 Pimlico Special Winner Harpers First Ride Pegasus-Bound

Laurel Park-Based Gelding One of Two Maryland-Breds in Field
LAUREL, MD – MCA Racing Stable’s Harpers First Ride, a four-time stakes winner in 2020 including the historic Pimlico Special (G3), is set to launch his 5-year-old season in the $3 million Pegasus World Cup (G1) Saturday, Jan. 23 at Gulfstream Park.